Archive for April, 2009

Market Recap: Punks Jump Up…

April 30, 2009

The Reformed Broker, AKA Kool G Wrap, here with today’s Market Recap

The Chrysler bankruptcy had virtually zero impact at the open and the Dow quickly gained a triple digit head of steam.  As the day wore on, however, stocks faded and profits were taken.  Speculative juices vanished and as Brand Nubian said, Punks Jumped Up To Get Beat Down.

One notable blowup worth looking at was Sequenom (SQNM), a biotech equipment maker that truly demonstrates how mercilessly this market treats a setback these days…

Sequenom 5 day chart

Sequenom 5 day chart

 The stock got whacked for 75% on news that it’s prenatal Down Syndrome test will be delayed.  Ucchhh!

Newell Rubbermaid (NWL), Visa (V) and First Solar (FSLR) were all big winners on their earnings, even if they gave back some in the 3 o’clock hour.

Bank of America (BAC) peeked it’s head above 10 on the news that Ken Lewis was out as Chairman, but then the shareholders woke up and remembered that he’s still the CEO, so the rally faded.

Thanks to all for reading today.  Have a good night.

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